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OneTouch(R) Ping(TM) Glucose Management System Approved by Health Canada

VANCOUVER, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Animas Corporation announced today the approval of its OneTouch ((R)) Ping(TM) Glucose Management System by Health Canada. OneTouch Ping is the first full-feature insulin pump that wirelessly communicates with a blood glucose meter-remote. Using th...

Echo Therapeutics and Handok Pharmaceuticals Sign South Korea License for Needle-free Symphony(TM) Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

FRANKLIN, Mass., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ECTE) announced today that it has signed a license agreement with Handok Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. ("Handok"), the largest diabetes care-focused pharmaceutical company in South Korea, under which Echo g...

Automated 'Artificial Pancreas' Controls Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes Patients for First Time

- Study Presented at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions - NEW ORLEANS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- UC Santa Barbara and Sansum Diabetes Research Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time that an automated artificial pancreas system (APS) can safely and effectively ma...

Two Studies at AACE 2009 Annual Meeting Highlight Effects of Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) on Blood Glucose and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

- Welchol Added to Metformin Significantly Reduced A1C and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes - Open-Label Extension Study Demonstrated the Safety and Durability of Welchol for up to 78 Weeks of Treatment PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (DSI) announced t...

Roche Announces New Co-pay Program in Pennsylvania that Makes It Easier for Patients with Diabetes to Receive Savings on ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Test Strips

eVoucherRx lowers patients' financial responsibility for their diabetes therapy, positively influencing compliance and persistency; electronic coupon program works in real time at point of dispensing ACCU-CHEK(R) test strips. INDIANAPOLIS, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today the la...

Roche Announces New Co-pay Program in Florida that Makes It Easier for Patients with Diabetes to Receive Savings on ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Test Strips

eVoucherRx lowers patients' financial responsibility for their diabetes therapy, positively influencing compliance and persistency; electronic coupon program works in real time at point of dispensing ACCU-CHEK(R) test strips. INDIANAPOLIS, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today the la...

Roche Announces New Co-Pay Program in California That Makes it Easier for Patients With Diabetes to Receive Savings on ACCU-CHEK(R) Blood Glucose Test Strips

eVoucherRx lowers patients' financial responsibility for their diabetes therapy, positively influencing compliance and persistency; electronic coupon program works in real time at point of dispensing ACCU-CHEK(R) test strips. INDIANAPOLIS, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today the la...

Recent Industry Developments Reaffirm Positive Glucose Industry Outlook

WEIFANG, Shandong, China, March 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SGTI) ("Shengtai" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality, pharmaceutical grade glucose products in China, today announced that key customers h...

ARKRAY USA Receives FDA Clearance on GLUCOCARD(R) 01-mini Blood Glucose Monitoring System

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY USA, Inc., the 5th largest Blood Glucose Monitoring Company in the world, announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the GLUCOCARD(R) 01-mini Blood Glucose Monitoring System. This new system requires no coding, di...

Roche Announces Significant Price Reduction of Two ACCU-CHEK(R) Glucose Monitoring Kits to Help Customers With Diabetes During These Difficult Economic Times

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today that people with diabetes will see a significant price reduction on the price of both the ACCU-CHEK(R) Aviva and ACCU-CHEK(R) Compact Plus Meter Care Kits, effective immediately. "We are pleased to be able to provide our custome...

Hormone Lowers Glucose Levels in Mice

Injections of apelin appear to be similar to insulin, study says TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone produced by fat tissues holds promise for people with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, a new report suggests. The hormone, called apelin, significantly lowered blood...

Research shows aerobic exercise combined with resistance training improves glucose control in diabetics

ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 31, 2008---Patients with diabetes who participate in a program combining aerobic and high-force eccentric resistance exercise demonstrate improvements in glucose control, physical performance, and body fat composition, according to a study published in the November 2008 iss...

New Research Shows That Combining Aerobic Exercise With High-Force Eccentric Resistance Training Improves Glucose Control in Diabetes Patients

Physical therapy is a cost-effective form of treatment for Americans with diabetes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with diabetes who participate in a program combining aerobic and high-force eccentric resistance exercise demonstrate improvements in glucose control...

Low-carb diets alter glucose formation by the liver

A new study shows that a low-carbohydrate diet changes hepatic energy metabolism. When carbohydrates are restricted, the liver relies more on substances like lactate and amino acids to form glucose, instead of glycerol. These findings are in the November issue of Hepatology, a journal published ...

OneTouch(R) Ping(TM) Glucose Management System Cleared by FDA

Animas Announces Clearance of Uniquely Integrated Meter/Pump System with Remote Insulin Delivery Capabilities and Compatible Software WEST CHESTER, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Animas Corporation announced today the clearance of its OneTouch(R) Ping(TM) Glucose Management System by the U.S...

Dietary adherence associated with better glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes

BOSTON July 1, 2008 A study by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center has shown that adherence to prescribed dietary recommendations is associated with better glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes. "In recent years, diabetes management has been focused around new medications and...

No More Needles? Georgetown University Teams with Gentag and SAIC to Develop New Glucose Sensor Technology with Wireless Connection to Cell Phones

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgetown University, Gentag, Inc., and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC, NYSE: SAI), have combined forces to develop a non-invasive method for glucose measurement. The three technology leaders agreed to combine their respective intellec...

ARKRAY USA Nationally Launches GLUCOCARD(TM) X-METER Blood Glucose Monitoring System

- New blood glucose system designed specifically for individuals with diabetes who prefer a no-code meter. Where High End Technology Meets Simplicity. - MINNEAPOLIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY USA, Inc. nationally launched GLUCOCARD(TM) X-METER Blood Glucose M...

'Standard' Glucose Test May Be Wrong One for Obese Children

Fasting blood glucose test less reliable than glucose stress test in detecting prediabetes SUNDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- The current standard screening test for prediabetes in children often fails to detect the condition, Canadian researchers contend. Ironically, the findings ...

Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page

Math converts two systems into better measurement, study says SATURDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found a mathematical relationship between two common blood glucose measurements that can help diabetics better monitor their condition. An international study, publish...

Scientists ID Gene Regulating Blood Glucose Levels

Copies of variant don't boost type 2 diabetes risk but could suggest its causes FRIDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who've identified a gene that regulates glucose levels but does not increase the risk of type 2 diabetes say their finding may help improve understanding of t...

New WaveSense Presto(TM) and Pro(TM) Glucose Meters to Simplify Testing

SALEM, N.H., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of the WaveSense(TM) line of blood glucose monitoring products (AgaMatrix, Inc.) announce the launch of the WaveSense Presto and WaveSense KeyNote Pro Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems (BGMS). The Presto is a no code meter with premium features tha...

Special supplement on self-monitoring of blood glucose in diabetes technology & therapeutics

New Rochelle, NY, May 29, 2008Subjects with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who self-monitor their blood glucose levels more frequently and use the results to adjust treatment regimens can achieve improved glucose control, according to a collection of state-of-the-art reports that comprise a Special Sup...

Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Highly Effective in Diabetes Care, According to a Special Issue of Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Subjects with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who self-monitor their blood glucose levels more frequently and use the results to adjust treatment regimens can achieve improved glucose control, according to a collection of state-of-the-art reports that compr...

Data from Pooled Analyses Demonstrates Welchol, Combined with Metformin- or Sulfonylurea-Based Therapy, Significantly Lowers Blood Glucose in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

First and Only Therapy Approved to Treat Both Type 2 Diabetes and High LDL- Cholesterol Welchol Recently Added to ACE/AACE Road Maps PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (DSI) announced today that data from two pooled analyses fu...

Abbott FreeStyle Freedom(R) Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System Now Available With No Coding for People With Diabetes

Newly Designed Blood Glucose Meter Easier to Read and Offers Next-Generation Benefits that Can Help People Improve Their Diabetes Management ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced the availability of the Fre...

FDA Approves Abbott's FreeStyle Navigator(R) Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

New Tool Uniquely Provides Minute-by-Minute and Trend Information That Can Lead to Proactive Diabetes Management ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the FreeStyle Navigator(R) Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sys...

Echo Therapeutics Announces Positive Results from Symphony(TM) Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Study at Tufts Medical Center

FRANKLIN, Mass., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Echo Therapeutics (OTC Bulletin Board: ECTE) today announced positive results from its clinical study of the Symphony(TM) tCGM System, a novel, non-invasive, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring (tCGM) system, conducted at the Tufts Medi...

Notch-ing glucose into place

A novel gene called rumi regulates Notch signaling by adding a glucose molecule to the part of the Notch protein that extends outside a cell, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and Stony Brook University in New York in a report that appears today in the journal Cell. Ce...

Welchol(TM) (colesevelam HCl) Receives FDA Approval to Reduce Blood Glucose in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

First and only medication approved to reduce both A1C and LDL cholesterol PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Welchol(TM) (colesevelam HCl) to improve glycemic control (measured as...

MultiVu Video Feed: WELCHOL (R) (COLESEVELAM HCL) RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL FOR GLUCOSE CONTROL IN ADULTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELITUS

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved WelChol(R) (colesevelam HCl) Tablets as the first LDL cholesterol lowering medication also indicated for improving glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in combin...

Monotherapy BYETTA(R) Showed Significant Improvement in Glucose Control and Weight Loss in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

- FDA Submission Planned in First Half of 2008 - SAN DIEGO and INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) today announced study results from a 24-week study of monotherapy, or stand-alone, BYE...

Got sugar? Glucose affects our ability to resist temptation

New research from a lab at Florida State University reveals that self-control takes fuel literally. When we exercise it, resisting temptations to misbehave, our fuel tank is depleted, making subsequent efforts at self-control more difficult. Florida State psychologist Roy F. Baumeister and hi...

Increased glucose level is a strong risk factor for colorectal cancer

Bethesda, MD (November 1, 2007) Diabetes is a very common illness that affects more than 20 million people in the U.S. and it is estimated an additional 54 million Americans have pre-diabetes, a condition that occurs when a person's blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough ...

Once-Weekly Exenatide Showed Statistical Superiority in Glucose Control Compared to BYETTA in Head-to-Head Study

- Both Groups Experienced Significant Weight Loss - - New Drug Application Filing Planned by the End of the First Half of 2009 - SAN DIEGO, INDIANAPOLIS, and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ...

Scientists explain how insulin secreting cells maintain their glucose sensitivity

Scientists at the leading Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now disclosed the mystery how the insulin-secreting cells maintain an appropriate number of ATP sensing ion channel proteins on their surface. This mechanism, which is described in the latest number of Cell Metabolism,...

Joint Replacement Patients with Diabetes Greatly Benefit from Controlled Glucose

New study finds controlled glucose levels help decrease chance for complications ROSEMONT, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diabetics undergoing total joint replacement often are at a higher risk of experiencing complications after surgery due to various pre-existing health conditi...

Single Drug to Check Both Glucose and Cholesterol in Diabetics on the Cards

Tulane University researchers say that a single drug for keeping both glucose and cholesterol levels of patients with type 2 diabetes under check may soon be available. Lead researcher Dr. Vivian A. Fonseca, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine, sa...

Smoking, Glucose Tolerance Level may Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Two new studies have found that smoking, low formal level of education and certain metabolic indicators are high risk factors in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Ulf Bergstrom at the Malmo University Hospital, Sweden. ...

Questions Over Value of Glucose Monitoring for Non-insulin Using Diabetes Patients

A new study published on bmj.com today (Tuesday 26 June) questions the value of blood glucose monitoring among patients with well-controlled, non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes. The research, being presented today at the American Diabetes Association Conference, suggests that current g...
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